Total loan: $3,650

Desarrollo Choacaman I Group

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Santa Cruz del Quiche, El Quiche, Quiché Department, Guatemala / Agriculture

Desarrollo Choacaman I Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy more pigs and goats.

Desarrollo Choacaman I Group's story

Livestock is a very old economic activity of management and exploitation of domesticated animals for production, for their economic use. This activity of raising and selling animals is carried out by Manuela. In a place close to the house, she has pens where she raises chickens and goats.

She's a 56-year-old woman who ─ although she attended school for only six years ─ started her business 40 years ago. Manuela is married, mother of nine children ages 14 to 40. Together with her husband, she's endeavored to provide a secondary education for all her children.

Manuela wants to invest in her business, buying more animals to meet demand. She's applying for her second Kiva loan to buy more pigs and goats.

In the Department/State of Quiché is the Puente de Amistad Community Bank, which includes eight women of the K'iche ethnic group. They've started their second Kiva loan cycle and want to invest capital in animal husbandry businesses (chickens, goats). They sell their product from home.

Each month, Manuela and her companions learn about saving, budgeting and planning, as well as nutrition, hygiene and health. The important issue for her business has been the good use of money. These are the “Plus” benefits of the Puente de Amistad “Microcredit Plus” program (loans, training, preventive health).

Thank you Kiva lenders for your contribution to the development of Mayan women!